Media Centre

You can find all our media releases, and other information useful for journalists, below.

Please contact our Media Advisor on 027 497 4761 or [email protected]

About Masterton District Council

Masterton District Council is the northernmost council in the Wellington region. Our purpose is to enable democratic local decision-making in the local community and meet the current and future needs for good-quality infrastructure, community wellbeing, local public services and performance of regulatory functions in a cost-effective way.

It means we set the strategic direction for the district in partnership with the local community, determine services that Council needs to undertake and manage networks and community infrastructure such as roads, water supply and waste management.

Our Council is made up of eleven elected representatives. We also have two iwi representatives who sit on council subcommittees.

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Media releases

Masterton’s iconic lakes at risk

The Masterton community is being urged to have its say on the future of the town’s two iconic lakes, which were key to it being named New Zealand’s most beautiful city.